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||Finial - a wood or cast
brass decoration, the case eagle is found on early examples..
||Plinth - a decorative element
that supports the finial.
||Winding Hole and Arbor
- a key is inserted here to raise the weights that drive the clock.
||Dial Door - wood or a cast
brass bezel door with glass front.
||Sidearms - cast brass decorative
elements found on most banjo clocks.
||Reverse Painted Glass -
a decorative painted glass tablet, also referred to as Eglomisé.
||Throat frame - earlier examples
have flat cross-banded frames.
||Throat Frame - many examples
have gilded frames with rope decoration and others have rounded
frames that are sometimes stencil decorated.
||Reverse painted tablet -
another painted glass tablet, sometimes with an elaborate scene.
||Oculus or Pendulum Window
- for viewing the pendulum bob.
||Door frame - allows access
to weights and pendulum.
||Drop Finial - a decorative
element found on a bracket, this one is a stylized acorn.
||Bracket - a decorative element
found on important "Presentation" models.
||Drum Head - houses the clock
movement and dial.
||Throat - a passage through
which the weight descends and the pendulum passes.
||Pendulum Box - the area
in which the pendulum bob swings.